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5 December 2018

spotHealth bosses move goalposts on A&E waiting times: more funds for our NHS now!

It is with much anger and disbelief that I read the latest incredulous ideas from NHS England. NHS bosses plan to change their long-promised target of all A&E patients being seen within four hours of arrival

5 December 2018

spotFrance: mass demonstrations force president to back down

This movement, the expression of accumulated anger, brings together many who have voted very different ways in recent elections

5 December 2018

spotMidwives go on strike in New Zealand

Around 1,150 midwives in New Zealand have taken strike action for better pay and staffing levels

5 December 2018

spotBlairite Birmingham steps up union-busting and two workforces plan strikes

Brum's Labour council won't get an easy Christmas this year. Two of its workforces - bin workers and home carers - are balloting for strikes

5 December 2018

spotVictory for left in RMT union president election

Michelle Rodgers has been elected president of transport union RMT in a landslide victory for the left in the union

5 December 2018

spotBradford College joins #FEfightback strike for decent pay

Bradford College was one of six colleges where workers took strike action for decent pay on 28-29 November

5 December 2018

spotWorkplace news in brief

Shelter strike, Beefeater beef, Cammell Laird continues, buses bust-up

5 December 2018

spotAusterity: not one more day - Tories out now

Events have confirmed the weak and feeble position of the Tories. Now we must seize the time, mobilise around the call for an immediate general election, and drive the Tories out! Join us in this fight!

5 December 2018

spotNorthamptonshire council crisis continues

This small reprieve will not stop austerity - no-cuts budget needed: Campaigners are demanding the council resign. The Socialist Party says that it's vital that any candidates aiming to replace the Tories back a no-cuts budget.

5 December 2018

spotArrogant landlords can be beaten

Housing association bosses gave Theresa May a standing ovation after a speech on housing policy - you wouldn't find an audience of housing workers or tenants do that

5 December 2018

spotFatal bus crash - an avoidable tragedy

Stagecoach bosses have been let off the hook. They should have been jailed for corporate manslaughter.

5 December 2018

spotRacist attack in Huddersfield

The Socialist Party stands with Jamal and his family in solidarity against racist bullying. We repeat our calls on the local unions to fight education and youth service cuts.

5 December 2018

spotFight Cardiff Council's school cuts

Cardiff's Labour-run council plans to short-change Cardiff schools by another 3.5 million in real terms, as well as slash 19.4 million of funding from services

5 December 2018

spotJoin the march through Woking against austerity

The scale of local authority cuts across all services has already been disastrous yet Surrey County Council are now consulting on millions of pounds of further cuts

5 December 2018

spotFighting NHS and fire services cuts and closures in Merseyside

Five walk-in centres across Wirral are set to be closed, with another four under threat in Liverpool.

5 December 2018

spotSocialist Party argues against fire service cuts at Tyne and Wear consultation

Wallsend station, one of the most deprived wards in the country, has one fire engine - that finishes at 8pm!

5 December 2018

spotLeeds TUC conference to organise fight against austerity

Leeds Trade Union Council organised a successful anti-austerity conference on 24 November. It is part of our campaign to show the damage austerity is doing to local services, and to raise alternatives.

5 December 2018

spotWest Midlands Socialist Party women's meeting: our role in changing society

With the energy in the room fit to burst, it was clear to see how positive the day had been

5 December 2018

spotSocialist Students conference date set

Socialist Students conference is set to take place in Birmingham on 9 February 2019

5 December 2018

spotFight for a general election to kick out the Tories

The clock is continuing to tick for Theresa May and the Tories. The stakes are high for everyone - the Tories and behind them the British capitalist establishment. But also for the working class

5 December 2018

spotPCS AGS election: Where now after the Left Unity conference?

Many Left Unity members will now expect that the incumbent AGS Chris Baugh will be confirmed as Left Unity's candidate.

5 December 2018

spotVictory! Dinner ladies' strike beats job cuts

School management has backed down and withdrawn plans to make nine dinner ladies redundant

5 December 2018

spotWHSmith: hands off our Post Offices!

Post Office management has earmarked a further 74 government-run 'Crown' Post Offices to close and franchise out

5 December 2018

spotWorkers defy brutal Iran regime

Thousands of sugar cane workers at Haft Tapeh in Khuzestan province, south Iran, have been on strike since 5 November

5 December 2018

spotThe growth of artificial intelligence technology

Its negative impact under capitalism, and its revolutionary potential under socialism: AI technologies cannot be harmoniously rolled out due to the contradictions of capitalism

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